Spirit Animal Totems


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You are the master of synchronicity. Know in your heart that all doors are open wide. All you have to do is move through them.

If Raven comes to you:

If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.

Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth, recovery, renewal recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.

Raven as Your Totem

If Raven is your Totem animal you are very playful and creative. You have no fear of the dark, or the underworld and understand that there is a divine balance between the light and the dark. You find comfort in solitude and enjoy your own company. Raven seeks stillness and quiet, and prefer it to the constant onslaught of chatter and noise in our daily lives. You are wise and often are used as a messenger for others. The spirit world uses you as a bridge to the physical world to bring forth its messages.

Raven in Your Dreams;

When Raven comes flying in your dreams he is letting you know that a change of consciousness is imminent. This omen signals you to watch for the clues and that new heights are possible. When Raven is still and silent looking at you he is invoking magic. Raven’s loudly raucous calling at you he is insistent that you take heed – you are missing something important or have forgotten a lesson learned. A Raven flying loops and upside down playfully is telling you to fasten your seat belt because everything has gone into hyper drive. Absolute magic is afoot.

Occasionally Raven can signify an impending death. This is usually signaled by feeding on carrion or preening of its feathers to show rebirth.

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Please have a close look at the Quotation Box at the top of the page before you make a comment or ask a question. There are at least five different messages that can appear in the box and more often that not your personal guides will see to it that the message is appropriate to what your visiting Raven was trying to convey to you. We try to answer as many comments as possible – but please be sure you have not already had your answer or that the answer is not in the first paragraph. If your Raven is dead – consider that the message is in it’s shadow form – in other words exactly opposite to what the message is saying and that you are somehow not accomplishing what it is asking for.

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116 Responses to Raven

  • I had the urge to look up into the sky there was a cloud in the shape of a raven

  • Hi,

    I have been struggling the past few months with a few things and can not seem to get on track, I am taking time to get away for the next day or two and going to Assateague Island to be around nature and the beach to ground, relax, regroup and meditate. However I went to feed my horses and knew I was going to have to refill the water trough today and in the bottom of the almost empty water trough was what I think was a dead raven, instead of a crow. Not sure why he was in there or why he died as there was not enough water that he should have drowned. But I decided to look up the meaning to see if it meant anything to me… So I know you wrote that a dead crow is the shadow of the meaning but was trying to figure out what that actually meant and just figured I would ask what opposite meaning it was? I am trying to renew my life and change the course I am on… I am hoping to see some progress moving forward and things getting better with time… I keep telling myself as I work towards it, it has to get better at some point…

    • Hello: In this case I believe the Raven came to let you know that you have to stop doubting yourself.You have to simply go ahead and take the leap and have faith in the outcome. Trying only leads to more trying. Emotionally your have not let go. You have the power to reshape your life into your dream life. You can do it – just go for it and things will fall into place.

  • I can’t find it anywhere in my search…

    Anyone know what the meaning of seeing 2 ravens lurking around my front lawn and near my car and 2 or so more across the street?

  • I can’t find the meaning of seeing like 4 ravens hanging out in my front lawn and near my car….

    Does anyone know what it means?

  • A few weeks ago as I was leaving my office building a raven flew down and landed at my feet.
    It proceeded to walk (not fly) with me across the parking lot to the bank next door.
    When I came back, it was still there and walked back to me.

  • Hello, Today I was on a motorcycle with my friend who’s the driver. I sat behind him and as we drove by a busy area, I noticed something with a sharp claws peached on my head and scratched it with its claws and flew away immediately, quickly I raised my head to see what it was and found out I was a Raven Bird. When it flew away I had a slight headache. Kindly let me know what this means as am very confused about the occurrence. Please note this happened physically not in my dreams. hoping to hear from you.

  • I had this dream where i was walking in the dark it was very dark the sky my environment but calm. I had my phone a lighter and some smokes in my pocket. I came across this (not sure what its really called) like big ramp area that was maybe 2 stories high and the the entrance was around the corner so i decided to just climb and hop over the ramp to avoid walking around the corner to get on. I took out my phone lighter and smokes right before i climbed up and tried to climb with said items in hand. And just before i could get all the way up i lost my grip and fell on my back. And while on my back i tilted my head upward to see a raven approaching me fairly quickly. There was one light up in the direction it was coming from but all i could see was its outline coming at me and i couldn’t move. I thought it was about to start pecking at my head and i was immobilized. And right before it got to me i managed to wake myself up from the dream before I thought it was going to get me. Can anyone explain this?

  • for the past 2 days one single crow is following me around my home and sitting near me and cawing continuously..
    When i go inside my home it goes somewhere else and when i come out of my home, it comes near me and caws…
    i don’t know what does this mean.?
    please help…

  • Today, I was sitting on my porch around 5pm when i saw the shadow of a Ravens wing span on the grass. It passed over my yard as i was sitting. Like it was trying to get my attention. And then it flew towards my house again minutes later. It was about 50 feet in the air. I looked up and was like omg it is carrying something in its beak! At that moment the Raven opened its beak which released a large feather. The feather came floating down about 15 feet in front of me. The feather the Raven was carrying appeared to be similar to his own feathers. It was so majestic as the feather swayed back and forth until it landed softly on the grass. What does this mean? Please give some insight. Im clueless.

  • 3 Weeks ago I had been visited by the Raven, where I live I hardly every see them in fact I did not even know which type of bird it was. That whole day I felt so good, so appreciative so connected if I can use that and the funny thing is I was driving home and I noticed this black bird sitting on the pole on the highway I drive home. I did not know what type of bird it was but it was looking at me. You know when you walk or drive past a stranger and you secretly shout loud in yourself I love you, and you, and you I love you and you. That was my day as I got home in my drive their laid this big I have never seen a big bird like that raven dead in my drive way. My first thought was it must have been the cat but there were no feathers any wear I have use oak trees and palm trees around my house. I was not alarmed I had this knowing that the spirit world was sending me a message although I did not understand I know it had to do with the death of things and the rebirth of new things. Last night I arrived home with my 7 year old running to my car telling me when him and his daddy arrived home they found the same bird, sitting at my doorstep where he pooped twice on my door he would not move when they come closer he walked away to the other side behind the tree and curled him up as I got out of the car I could see he walked fine but it looked like his left wing was injured. But he still seemed calmed and still walked around in the yard. My husband went out and tried taking pictures of him and tried to pick him he would just run away and I said to my husband when he want help he will come to us. I went to my mother when I came back he was gone. I have not idea what it means but I know the Raven is trying to tell me something both these Ravens had white necks are they still Raven’s?

    Love and LIgth :t

  • I have always had a love for and felt a special connection with crows. This afternoon I returned home to find an injured fledgling on my patio. I picked it up and put it in a sheltered spot until I could find a box and call wildlife rescue to find out how I could help it. When I went back to get the Bird it was gone. I’m heartbroken. What could this mean?

  • Last week i had a same dream twice about Raven.
    In my first dream i saw a blackbird looking at me. When i looked back i could feel a strong energy of a Raven in this blackbird. In my dream i thought “This Raven made itself small, so i would’t be afraid of it”.
    Then suddenly this bird flew on my head and was fluttering so wild and chaotic on my head. This feeling was so strong and i could hear the sound of the fluttering. This fluttering also felt like an energetic wild blue fire on my head and the sound could also be a crackling fire. In my dream i was a little irritated and thought, go away bird. It felt so real on my head. Even when i was a little awake, i could still hear and feel it on my head. It was gone when i was fully awake.

    My second dream was few days after my first dream. I was lying on an invissible bed, i was in a dark room. From a distance i could hear a Raven calling once. I was lying on my belly and suddely i felt something flying over my head and landing on my left shoulder. And then there was this wild fluttering again. At the same time it also felt like a blue energetic fire. The sound was so loud. This time i was freaked out, because this happened before and i never had one dream twice in one week. Even i was dreaming, my mind was clear. I was afraid now and was thinking what is this, is it positive or negative, should i let this happen or should i expel it. I try to move, but i couldn’t move my body. I notice i was lying in my bed in the same position as in my dream, this mean i was a little bit awake. After a few try i could finally move and woke up pronto. The fluttering/crackeling was gone.

    • Your animal or energy representation of- most likely your guide is helping to energetically cleanse you. Anything that has blue, white or purplish light and even green depending is there to help our auras and energy fields gets muddled up here on earth and typically we have to wait till death for purification or if we have light bodies capable of transferring and cleansing as you apparently have (these are people who are part of your soul group or family) they can assist you especialy if you have had a more complicated and emotionally trying time on this planet. Did you ntice yourself feeling more energetic? Perhaps not so enotionally, mentally or creatively blocked? Try doing some of your own cleanses with sage and a raven feather to bring in the energy of your animal.

  • I had a group of raven’s stuck in a old pen used to be a zoo hear the door was open and they went in they seemed stuck squawking and flying around so I went in to show them the way out all wett out except one this one was in the corner looked like he did not know where to go and I picked him/her up and carried her to the ground outside and put hin/her down the bird looked at me and flew off. Never did it struggle or flutter just let me pick it up and help it out…what does this mean if anything, curious I was so thrilled to help this bird it was beautiful blue black gorgeous big Raven. Today I was visited by a large flock of black bird out at me feeder.

  • Wondering if anyone had any insight to a dream I had a couple nights ago. It kinda has me freaked out now. I don’t recall any “real dream”. It was more like a flash of time, and in my mind I was awake. I just remember looking down at my left arm/hand and seeing a raven swallowing my hand. It didn’t really freak me out at the time, I just remember thinking “oh wow a raven is swallowing my hand, and thinking what a weird feeling the tongue was. And then in my mind I just remember thinking wow that was a weird dream and rolled over. But when I woke up it felt more real in my mind than what a dream is like (if that makes sense…) Any thoughts???

  • I put bread down one had some bread walking down the road they were cawing at me this was in Washington state threw the bread down on the ground they came out of the tree to the ground they were eating a seagal flow by the Raven hoped away 3 times then hoped back 3 times

  • They are always around me sitting on poles cawing at me flying in circles cocking


  • I am a scientist and do not typically pay attention to the mystical as most who propose to understand it don’t. I find my solace in nature and frequently hike and mountain bike and find my peace when alone in mountains. I have marveled at ravens in Moab Utah whose croaking in the red rock canyons sounded like a big bullfrog. I have seen them flying above mountain ridges with raucous calls but haven’t thought much about them otherwise. That is until I had a vivid dream about three weeks ago. In my dream, there were several noisy ravens flying around energetically until a single, large as I am, raven appeared and then there was silence. The large raven stood looking at me with such an overwhelming, powerful intensity that could have been frightening but was not, just astoundingly intense and powerful. The raven didn’t speak, but the message he conveyed to me was clear, ‘You can do this.’ In my dream I would question without words, ‘What?’ The message was not repeated but ever present and seemed to go on for several seconds that seemed like minutes, ‘You can do this.’ I still don’t know what it means, but am honored to have had the dream and the message and look forward to the time I can use the message and know that it has made me stronger and will carry me through when needed. It was so powerful, I am still in awe. 😮

  • Recently I have been doing a lot of spiritual work with myself and thought I was doing pretty good. I have been off work due to surgery so have had an abundance of time. In the last week I have had snakes and turkey vultures cross my path where they should not be, but yesterday was an interesting day. I went to water my flowers and when I came around the corner a raven almost hit me in the head it flew up at me so fast. Then while I was driving I saw 8 on the way to my event and another 4 on the way back. Any insite on this day? Oh I should mention part way threw the day I was given bad financial news that really upset me and makes me worry. I felt spiritualy set way back.

  • Hi there, i had a strange occurance yesterday and was hoping someone could shed some light on it for me? I have congestive heart failure and yesterday recieved a rejection letter from soc security in the mail. Having two young children i am very concerned on how to provide for them being so ill. I was reading the letter and was
    crying when i read the letter in my jeep with my kids. All of the sudden out of no where, 12 huge ravens started circling my jeep. It was one of the most beautiful things i have ever witnessed, absolutely jaw dropping experience. they were magnificent. i raised an injured crow when i was twelve so i am aware of how amazing and intelligent these animals are. I know it was a spiritual sign of something just not sure what? any input would be appreciated. Thank you so much by the way i live in the desert and have never even seen ravens around here before?

    • I HAVE ALWAYS FELT AN AFFINITY WITH THESE REMARKABLE BIRDS I :smile: HAVE THEM VISIT MY WOODLAND GARDEN (small), RAVENS TEND TO CONGREGATE TOGETHER AS A FORM OF MUTUAL PROTECTION, all i can think is that they are watching over you and your family giving hope where there appears to be none, I would think they are saying don’t give up think of the family and all will be resolved, in an unexpected way. I don’t know if this helps but that is what I feel

  • Last week I had a dream I was floating about the median strip of a local freeway as a raven. It was very vivid and was from the perspective of the bird, but I was also aware of my own body. I could hear the calls clearly like a recording and could recall them just as clearly after I had awoken. My life has featured dramatic circumstances recently and happened on the weekend of an event I wanted to go to, I couldn’t attend because of a fallout with someone I care about regarding manipulative people (whom he accuses me of vilifying because I want nothing to do with them). What could it mean when I dream that I am the Raven?

  • Hi!

    I wanted to know what the significance of a Raven swooping down and grazing the top of your head means. I had one which swooped down on me and hit me pretty hard on my head while i was watering my plants 😥 😥 I immediately felt a sense of panic and danger and fled to my room. This is the third time something like this has occured to me. The first was a Crow, second a Hawk and third a Raven. Any help on interpreting it would be greatly appreciated!!! 😛

    • If wise beings such as crows, Ravens and Hawks swooped down and knocked me over the head, I’d take a good look at my life and ask myself what it is I’m neglecting to see. To me, these encounters are crystal clear cases of “HEY, PAY ATTENTION”…

      • Hey Loba! Thank you so much for replying! It definitely makes sense with what you are saying. Need to introspect. :smile:

  • I generally have vivid dreams, but usually I am not sure what they signify and I will forget them pretty quickly. Today, in the stage when you’re kind of falling in and out of sleep and semi-conscious, I had a dream/vision of a raven coming to me, wings open. I got on him to ride and the raven didn’t say it, but the phrase that was in my head was “what does this place you’re trying to get to look like?” We flew around for a little while and then I woke up. I’ve been having an emotional and hard few weeks and this raven coming to me meant so much to me. THANK YOU RAVEN!!

  • This year started off with a lot of endings for me, my relationship broke up in January and my office closed so I was laid off in march. Well shortly before they announced the closure of my office and right after my break up a pair of ravens decided to make our office building their new home. They started flying at and pecking all our windows and would do this every day. After the office closed I started seeing pairs of ravens everywhere! Out driving around, at shopping malls, in my aunts backyard as we were helping her move out, I’ve even thought I’ve heard them calling outside my bedroom window before. I’m wondering whats in storefor me cuz I seems like they are really trying to get my attention.

    • I lost 3 things in short space of time the most beautiful stroke of luck came after although I did have to work for it and sacrifice lots of things in the process. How are things now compared to April.. My dying Cat Mr Chino who has cancer may have 2 weeks left to live decided to kill a baby Raven on our front doorstep today….. I am personally shitting myself right now! OOh yeah 22 are everywhere

  • I had an intense experience while out in the country riding horses today. My horse startled and I realized it was a crow/raven flying up onto the edge of haybin about a foot and a half off the ground. The bird was acting unusual & by watching him I realized he was unable to fly. My first thought was he was protecting his nest. But he and also having a hard time with this balance. We tried to give him water and food but wasn’t interested I didn’t hestitste and felt a strong desire to help this animal spirit. I called the local avian rescue and within about a half an hour we had found a dog crate to safely transport him in and I was on the 45 minute drive to the sanctuary. I was quite concerned but very honored to be helping this beautiful, intelligent bird. When I arrived at the sanctuary I lifted the bird out of the car and this beautiful bird had already passed away on the drive to the sanctuary. Tears of sorrow fell as I looked at this beautiful bird limp in the avian rescuer’s arms.

  • My husband had a dream 2 nights ago he woke from this really weird dream. He said that he was asleep and woke up because someone had laid a blanket over him and it was made of raven feathers. He woke up to find himself sleeping outside but this is part of his dream. He has been really sick. I just wonder what this means. Please help. 😯

  • I was walking to work when I felt something on my shoulder. I look over and see the raven. He was just chill in then flew off.
    That night I had a dream about that raven. He was on a dead tree branch looking at me. It was creepy till I saw the sillowet of a women. The raven started crying out and flew at me.
    I woke up in a cold sweet. Did anyone else have a dream or similar happening.

  • I am not only a raven lover, Raven is also my birth totem. Having said that, I can’t figure out what the meaning of my dream I had last night means. The part that I remember the most, and quite vividly at that, was a raven decided to sit on my head. Wasn’t pecking at anything or digging his talons too deep, I could feel the feathers and this majestic raven sitting on my head for no apparent reason. What could that allude to?

  • From a young age I’ve had dreams that come true, and it usually comes true month’s after I had the dream, so I usually forget I had the dream until it happens when I’m awake.
    And I get the same feelings and same sight as the dream.
    But I had this dream it was my birthday and I had a feeling I would die soon.
    Later in that dream I saw a person message me with a raven as their profile picture.
    I don’t know if this means I am going to literally die soon, or if this means that my life is drastically going to change?
    I think it might be drastically changed is because I have been thinking of changing paths just a few days ago, and the person who sent the message was someone trying to sell me an item, and I choose to stopped going after a dream. so the dream is trying to tell me to stop following dreams and make money?
    or it just means I am going to die soon lol……

  • I was going to buy a chocolate bar at the bookstore while I was waiting for my nigh class to start when a huge raven flew to one of the trees. I happened to see it next to me on the branch just looking at me. I was amazed to see my first raven encounter since I’ve normally seen a lot of crows. I was going to take a picture with my smartphone when it flew away. I’ll never forget that stunning moment of my life.

  • I keep dreaming of me being an angel with raven wings, flying over unfamiliar land followed by a flock of either ravens or crows, I’m not sure, some insight? Thanks.

    • I’m a Shaman and can tell you that you are not only traveling in your dreams but your spirit is actally traveling. when you travel with a number of ravens/crows, more than 12 means that you are being a part of the collective knowledge of history of this planet,knowledge of many life times
      could span over thousand and thousands of years. This is a big deal try and remember what you saw and write it down. Keep a journal by your bedside and you may end up discovering something very important for yourself or for mankind. Try and see if you can remember what the land you fly over looks like try and pin point what part of the world you are flying over. If it seems not of this earth then you may be traveling through your shadow self. which means you’ll be working out some darkness that may be holding you back from evolving if that is so let it happen fight the fight if that is what is asked of you. Pray for guidance and it will come. don’t get scared, go through it like Luke Skywalker went though his shadow to face his darkside to defeat Darth Vader,it’s during the lessons with Yoda. Be detached and you will over come. You can feel all of your emotions after the journey but during just let it flow through you. I hope this helps.

  • So last week I had breakfast and a raven sits across from me and starts cawing. I fed it bread and named it Jack. 😉 Then yesterday walking to the bus I seen one on the street light cawing at me. 😐 When I got off my bus and sat to have lunch I seen two or three near by too. 😕 As i finished eating and started walking home only one of them starts following me and more ravens started following that bird from a distance as if it was follow the leader. 😯 The one bird following was watching me and cawing too. Then as I walked a block away from getting home it stopped and I noticed a man staring at me with creepy eyes. 😯 :roll: My vision had been blurry through that day and I could have been seeing things but his eyes were still scaring me. My eyes were blurry and I felt drowsy and weak but didn’t understand why because I was alright and drank plenty of water and ate too. So I walked faster and when I got home I forgot all about that. 😐 This morning as I’m leaving I soon see two ravens near my house as if they were waiting for me. 😯 😳 😥 What does it mean cause it’s freaking me out that I see them almost everywhere I go and since I started seeing them I’ve been feeling so drained of energy and tired lately. Most times I feel like the one bird following me is actually the same bird since day one. It’s making me crazy and I don’t understand any of it! 😥

    • In a time based sense, they may have been protecting you. If there really was a guy with creepy eyes, he could have been a predator. also I think it’s important to note what happened immediately before they started following you. Like if they saw you do something. Bury a dead animal, leave them food, etc.
      And if they are traveling in packs, it is a crow you are seeing. They are smaller versions of ravens. Less fluff around the neck. Either or, in the Nordic folklore, they are said to have told secrets. And a few other things.
      I would suggest sitting in a silent, safe place where they see you and thinking to them
      Or talking if you can. Acknowledge in your heart you know they are there, and thank them if they were protecting you. And ask them what they want of you. All you have to do is think it, and in animal will sense it. Hold ppeace and balance in your heart. Sit and think in your heart, I will not harm you, please tell me why you are following me. Why you’ve come. (You can also take it as a sign and ask God or think it in your heart and trust that the answer will come) also, they can sense if there is something wrong with you. If your eyes were blurry, it’d be good to look into your health, see if everything is working as it should.

    • I’d say get a physical just to make sure you rule out any illness.

    • I was told once you feed a raven they remember your face they are very intelligent birds and maybe they just want to be feed by such a kind person as your self and as far as your energy levels feeling drained ……they could be bringing you a message about your health so take care of your self.

    • You have symptoms of diabetes, and lyme disease, and who knows what else! Something is wrong. Get checked by a professional. The birds are trying to get your attention.

  • Everytime I feel sad or lost, I hear and see a raven. I think he’s telling me that it will get better in the long run. I thank you my raven. You’re so beautiful. And you have taken me under your wing. I love you my raven.


  • Every morning for the past 3 days a raven has been cawing at 8am, yesterday I drove into my drive and two just sat staring at me and didn’t even move, so when I heard the cawing outside this morning I looked out my window and the two ravens where directly opposite from me, they looked at me and then looked up to the sky and continued to stare up into the sky, I walked away from the window and their cawing sounded more like a laugh. I think they were pleased I acknowledged them! I’ve read that ravens are messengers?

  • I had a dream of being chosen by a white raven that had ignored the woman he was with and flew down to me. He (she) sat on my chest. I would like to know what a white Raven in a dream means and if it is possible this is my Totem animal.

    Your help is most appreciated

  • I had a very vivid dream that I was looking at a bed and the covers started moving and I knew there was a rat under the sheets. I pulled the covers back and the rat jumped at me and turned into a huge raven that wrapped its wings around my neck and started choking me. I awoke with a loud gasp and can’t get back to sleep now. Any interpretations to this dream ?

  • I came home late tonight and saw two Ravens perched on my neighbors house. I’ve never even seen a raven before and was wondering if seeing two had any special significance?

  • My dog, or should I say best friend was laid to rest this morning. As I was finishing the final parts of his burial, everytime I would start to get upset a raven would land on the tree above me and caw. As I was saying my final farewell for his burial, 2 large flocks of Ravens flew over me…one to the left and shortly after, one to my right. It caught my attention that this might be a sign of something. So here I am. I have heard throughout my time that, a raven can symbolize good and bad. However, I can find no explanation of what flocks mean. Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • I had an unusually vivid dream about a raven last night. In my dream, the raven was VERY large. About the size of a bald eagle. I noticed him sitting at the top of a tree looking at me silently. Then, he flew straight to me and landed on me, as though he was familiar with me. I was apprehensive about it at first but the raven was very gentle and did not hurt me at all, but was acting aggressively toward some of the other people in my dream while sitting on my shoulders. There was one person, a female that he took a particular distaste towards. Any insight would be helpful.

  • Ok It was 8 year’s ago for about 2 to 3 weeks….i’m not sure if its was a Raven or Crow but when I sang or wizzled ❓ it cawed back at me……I always had someone to talk to any idea what that was??? :smile:

  • Are Ravens like crows….Sooooo aren’t they lost soul


    So when ever you see a raven arn’t they like your lost faimly

  • I with my friend and we were in her church alone and we were being stupid the I heard a loud sound of a door opening and it closed loudly I went to figure out what happened no one was there I checked the halls rooms even the front outside.Then I came back in I walked beside the door that opened and I saw two huge ravens or crows they looked like the size of a toddler and one looked at me and cawed loudly then flew off

  • My Grandfather passed away 4 weeks ago today. Yesterday, my daughter and I went to the cemetery for the first time since the funeral 3 weeks ago. It was a beautiful Fall day, sun shining, no breeze, no one else around. When we approached the plot marker, I laid my hand upon it, and said a few words aloud to my Grandfather. We then heard a Raven a few times in the distance. We could hear his calls becoming louder and he alit in the top of nearby tree. There he gave one more call and then began to make an almost ‘cooing’ sound. I could see his body expand and contract each time he made the sound. He did this for a minute or two and then away he flew. He flew directly overhead and we could really hear the whoosh of his wings as he passed over and then he began to call again as he disappeared out of sight beyond some trees. Can you please share with me what this means?

  • Hi :smile: I just woke up from a weird dream and was hoping to get some guidance on what it might mean… I was in my bedroom and all of a sudden a raven swooped in out of nowhere and caught and killed a rat I didn’t know was there. In my dream I had a black dog and when he saw the raven he started growling like he thought the raven was a threat and he thought he was protecting me. I was afraid my dog was going to attack the raven and was afraid for the raven’s safety but just as my dog was about to attack, the raven transformed into a golden retriever and then my dog no longer saw the raven as a threat. I was relieved and went over to my bedroom window to open it and let the raven fly out, but on my window screen was a type of bee that kinda looked like a hornet but paler in color and without any black markings (but it did have a distinct upside down triangle on its back). I was scared to open the window because of the bee because I’m allergic to bee stings but it looked really docile, maybe even dead, so I opened the window anyway and it stayed put. When the window was open the raven turned back into his raven form and flew up on the sill, with dead rat still in his mouth. Before he left I asked him if I could please touch his beautiful feathers and he generously allowed me to do so before he flew off.

    • Did anything positive happen in relations or finances since your dream?

      • ❓ Could this be an omen? Were you given a message by your psyche, or maybe even a higher power? Have you been receiving a little more? Please tell us if you get this dream again. Also, if the animal it turns into changes, and try to react to the bee. Everything is there for a reason. Hope this helps! 💡

  • Hello everyone.
    The other day my father stated that he saw a Raven, a Magpie and a Northren flicker sitting on the same branch on the same tree, side by side. I was wondering if this means anything?

  • I had 6-8 Ravens flying all around and right at my window today. They were diving in and out and seemed to be enjoying the wind. I was shocked how many of them were in sight and how close they were coming to the window I was standing at. I told my daughter and she said she saw Ravens the night before while in a sleep/meditative state.

  • 1. I dreamt of a raven speaking to me , I could not understand him. He was feeding me, he had food in his mouth it sounds strange, I know but he came to feed me. But was trying to tell me something. 2. after a yoga class, I saw him again flying through a group of people all in various bright colored clothing. He was searching for someone that I should connect to.

    I dont understand anything :(

  • Hello! I am currently in the hospital and feeling very low and hopeless. At the end of my room there is a window that gazes out upon a construction zone. Yesterday, I saw 3 ravens fly pretty close to the window, each at there own time. I had thought that there wouldn’t be much birds or anything because of the loud construction building. I was just wondering if 3 ravens signify something? Thank you so much! Have a great day.

    • Hello Marie: Pay attention to the Quotation Box at the top of the page when you return here. It will have a message specific to you. The number 3 is symbolic of prayers being answered and help in the form of Spirit arriving.

  • Hi, For the last 7 days I have had a Crow visit me everyday at times it crows other times it comes and lands on my back verandah. I have fed it.. I love crows but this has been very unusual. I have been asking the crow what message it is bringing me.. Today my beautiful cat has come down ill almost paralysed.. I just want to know what this crow is trying to tell me.. I had not seen the crow yesterday and when I was patting my cat I was asking the universe to heal my cat but have learned over the years to trust what is best for me.. I just went outside again and along came the crow to visit sitting on my fence. I just feel something is the matter and just not sure.. normally I can pick things up rather quickly… Can you enlightening me if you get some kind of message about it..

    • Hello Patricia: I do have  Crow on this website. Take the time to read it and pay attention to the Quotation Box at the top of the page. The message should be specific to you. You must also remember that to attract what you desire in life you must ask for it. Also pay attention to the health problems of your Cat. They often will take on our issues for us – or reflect that which we need to heal within ourselves.

  • Today i was walking with my little cousin to the store…and on my way there i seen a raven…it was really big and i never seen one in person before..it walked around like a bird normally would but then it spotted me and looked at me and stared at me for a while then flew away..but when it flew away it was flying so gracefully..like kind-of in slow motion..and it disappeared quickly .. i didnt have a bad feeling its just that i cant stop thinking about it because in the area i live it ..you really dont see any ravens…at all..its weird..what does it all mean?

  • I had a dream that i was in a spider web. I was not entangled within it, just sitting on the web. A raven was also with me and i think i remember it sqwaking. Then i heard a voice that said “raven will help you laugh”. I cannot remember if it was male or female. And when i looked below me, i saw a dreamcatcher. The dream catcher was in a lower part of the web. I remember the area i was in well. The sky was bright blue. I think there were people with me around the web. Help me to better understand the meaning and symbolism in this dream please.

    • Hello Maddie: For some reason you have a belief deep with in you that feel that you are not allowed to be completely happy. Happiness for you always seems to come with “strings attached”. You are going to have to go deeply inward to unravel this belief pattern and find a way to allow you personal happiness to emerge fully.

  • I dreamed that I was in a church in a foreign land but it was kind of open and the flooring was stoned. There was a man up front and said there is a word from God and I got excited and tuned in to see who was bringing forth this word and what God wanted us to know… just then the man stretched out his arm at me and said will you come……I was surprised but I got up without hesitation and began to make my way to the front on the way I was asking God what do you have for me to say. (confused because I had not heard from God and in that moment he gave me a vision these birds were flying about above me….I didn’t feel threatened almost protected like and he revealed to me that they were Ravens…..I woke up at that point

  • Hi. I had a dream where I was in a house, a flat to be precise, on the 18, 19th floor near the top of the building. I remember these raven people trying to get in. I remember seeing them on the ground below, reappearing behind my doors. I also remember a black, fox like creature who appeared to be a morphed version of one of the ravens, who got in through the crack in the door. I was terrified, I still I am. I have no idea what this means. The fox creature was scratching my legs and it hurt a lot; he had sharp claws. After a while, I wrote him a card. It sniffed around it, almost looking for it as if it were blind, before picking it up in its mouth and leaving. Also, after a while, I received a response that it wasn’t what the fox creature was looking for. It had lost a foot.
    I think there were five raven people in black, hooded cloaks. They looked like humans, only they had a raven’s head. I just remember being so, so scared and then somehow, I was in a classroom. Somebody walked into the classroom and told me not to touch the phone as it would keep the raven people away. So, I haven’t touched my phone in real life, I’m so scared. I was a bit disoriented as I’ve only slept for four hours and this dream occurred during that time. I’m just really scared. I woke up to see the doll and the far side of my bedroom was uncovered. I keep a blanket over her because she makes me nervous. I’m sorry for the sloppy typing, but it’s 3:40 in the morning and I am just so terrified. I’m a little calmer now though. Thanks for listening to me. I have no idea what this dream means or why I even had a dream when I haven’t dreamt in a while. It felt like a nightmare. It felt like I had known about this dream for days, somehow. Anyway, thanks again.


    • Hi Grace: There are many components to this dream… The number 18 is the number of faith. You have to trust yourself before you can trust others. The number 19 is about connecting with your life path. In other words it’s time to get busy manifesting your real purpose here in life. Stop putting it off. The shape shifting Raven is a symbol of the parts of yourself that you have kept hidden. You have undiscovered talents hidden within you that you are afraid to explore. The number 5 is symbolic of change and the need to make several changes in your life. The over all fear and fearfulness in your dream is representative of your own personal fear of change.
      When you put it all together the Raven is telling you that you must explore your fears in order to heal them. It is the only way for you to grow and embrace the changes that are most certainly coming your way. The best way is to work hard on yourself – otherwise Spirit will create what I call the “cosmic boot” – and force those changes upon you.

  • Had a dream about me sitting down at a table talking to a person. And every time the person spoke the Raven on top of my shoulder would act out…… need some help.????

    • Hello Lazaro: The Raven is letting you know that instead of repeating things that you have been told are truth you must take the time to form your own beliefs and opinions. What is true for others is not necessarily right for you. This is essential to following your own path in life.

  • I’ve been dreaming for about 10 years about this person. Sometimes he looks normal, sometimes he has black wings and sometimes he turns into this big black raven-like bird. I have very vivid dreams and he’d often show up when something horrible is about to happen to help me and wake me up. Sometimes I have lucid dreams and I was able to summon him, but not anymore, he doesn’t show up, and in one of my last lucid dreams I was told he will never visit again. Haven’t dreamed of him in a year now.. I would appreciate very much any thoughts or advice you have..

    • Hello me: You no longer need this Spirit in your life. You have fully integrated what he has to teach. Embrace the gifts he has bestowed on you and move on. There is a new Totem for you in the wings.

      • I’m trying, but I can’t get him out of my mind, it seems too forced.. It’s too long and complicated story (and somewhat private) to be told here.. :sad: Thank you so much for taking your time to reply and for your help, I appreciate it a lot! You are doing an amazing job!

  • I dreamt I was talking to someone in my house..it may have been my boyfriend. I pointed to a large cage in my room with 2 huge ravines or crow in it. They were just hanging out in it. I think I mentioned that they were my “pets”

  • For Silken Raven …
    I lost my beloved father in late July. He was a guy of great integrity, vigor and curiosity for life. He lived wide and did many things up until his death of cancer at 84. He was musical, had a servant’s heart in his community and on. Anyway …
    As my dad lay in hospice days before his passing, we asked him what bird he was going to return as (it’s a family tradition). My dad quickly, insistently said, “Raven!” We laughed and I asked him if he wanted to reconsider, not appreciating until now the mighty raven. My dad insisted. “Raven!” Since his passing, I have come across raven on boxes, browsing through CDs, mentions in the book “Wild” regarding corvidology. It doesn’t seem like coincidence. To know that raven’s symbolize renewal and light from darkness warms my soul. I fully believe my dad is living in beauty and love with my Lord. It gives me great peace. But this raven connection has hit me, too. Would love your thoughts, and thank you!

    • Hello Timm: Occasionally when people we love pass they choose to become one of our guardians. Allow yourself to connect with the Raven totem and adopt it as one of your Spirit Guides. I am certain you will find that this will open a whole new world of experience for you. Trust the process.

  • Hello,

    I dreamed about one Raven first who was communicating with me, looking straight into my eyes, he was so loving and I felt only love toward him. Then he came back, flying fast and landing right before me and handed me a love letter. Later, other three Ravens joined, all as STRONG and BEAUTIFUL, their feathers shining with an incredible iridescent black color. i remember feeling backed up. I don’t remember what the letter said, I just know who it was from. Later on the dream continued in another direction and all of a sudden I remember looking for them and- this is weird- and I opened the door to the bathroom and my Raven (the one who kept looking straight into my eyes) was there. So I extended my arm so it could jump on it…and he did. These Ravens were majestic, more beautiful than I have ever seen them…

    Any thoughts?

    • Hello June: The Ravens are symbolic of an expansion of your intuition. Trust you gut instincts with any decisions that come your way in the near future. Do not simply decide to do the “right thing” but follow your hearts instincts and decide what is best for you yourself.

  • hello i had a bizarre dream. i was walking to my car and raven landed in front of me and dropped a briefcase he was carrying on my feet. he did not give it to me directly. he just dropped it and left. i picked it up and got in my car. i was about to open the briefcase to see what was inside when i woke up. can you please explain ?

    • Hello Victor: The Raven in your dream is letting you know that you are receiving a gift. Pay attention and make sure you fulling integrate the knowledge (AHA moment) when you receive it.

  • A company that I have worked with for 10 years is going to transition to new ownership. The original owners that bought the company 10 years ago promised me great things and so even though it was very stressful the first year, I had in my mind all the great things I would get as they promised. Now ten years later, they said that they sold the company but one of them slipped when I asked if they still have a vested interest in it and she motioned yes. In other words she will still get profit but is a silent retired partner. I in the other hand have not had a raise in 8 years, they promished a hugh bonous for the first time a few months ago when our company was going to be reviewed by government officials. On my own, I worked on my days off without pay for of course I wanted on my part to make sure all of my work was complete and correct. This went on for months. Well when the time came, we passed our survey. I was so happy. However, when we asked about our bonous, the owners stated that there was no extra money to be given out. We were all tricked again. I cant tell you the deep deep deep anger I harbored in my heart and soul to a point I developed high blood pressure at the same time. Even my doctor was sincerely concerned for in the 20 plus years I have been with him, by blood pressure always ranged 90/60 or the highest 110/60. After this incident, my blood pressure shot up and was staying at 170/100. As much as I hated it , and have never been on any prescription medication, I for the first time in my life had to be put on high blood pressure medication. All this while the owners drive Lexus’s, have several properties, several homes and can send their kids out of stated to the college of their choice. Me with the same car for 9 years and it on its last string and my shelling out $600 to $700 a month in credit cards for repairs. My husband finally drew out of his works retirement plan to get me a reliable car. Now with these new owners aquiring the company, I feel another 10 years will be the same. I have no benefits from this company,. If I walk out, honest to God, I only walk out with my last check. nothing else. So on a Saturday morning on my day off and just only 2 weeks away from the new transition I was feeling especially low and hopeless and that I am just going to be defeated again. My husband was still alseep and I woke up to do an early errand. The city that I am so familiar with that I live in, I was making wrong turns for no reason, even repeat wrong turns when trying to get back on track. My mind was so consumed with this up comming bad vibe and more stress from this company. Well, to now get to my experience, when I drove back to my drive way, I heard a lot of Ravens calling out. It continued and it sound like a lot of them. I entered my home and went to my deck and saw this eucalyptus tree in front of my house literally full of Ravens calling out. As this was happening, I saw more Ravens from far away flying and landing on that same tree. I right away knew this was a Positive sign. It made its presence known. After a couple of minutes, the Ravens all flew in the same direction close to me and then away. I only saw one Raven left on the tree alone. It was there still. After a few minutes, it too then flew away along with another Raven that was hidden in the tree. I really felt that this was some kind of sign that everything will be alright.
    ****Please tell me your thought of this and meaning. I will very much appreciate your Wisdom. Thank you :mrgreen:

    • Hello Linda: The story you are telling is about betrayal, broken promises and disappointment. In this case the Raven is letting you know that what is happening in your life is a reflection of your thoughts. You must analyze the way you think about your job and how you think about money in general. To help you with that I recommend the book or DVD called “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. Changing the way you think about your reality is key to transforming your life into something rich and fulfilling.

  • Hi-this was not a dream. My daughter and I were arriving home in the rockies with my mother, aunt, cousin and my mothers friend. When we drove up to the house there were 50+ ravens in view, many on the log fence, many on the ground, some flying, some on the dirt road. When we pulled into the driveway some flew up from the grass and bushes, many were in the aspen trees in the front yard and on the grass. We all wondered what kind of sign this may be. It was a very special and spiritual occurrence for all of us. Thanks,RB

    • Hello RB: Large groups of Ravens are heralding large magical transformations in your life. They reflect the magic of your recent decisions to move forward in new directions. Big changes are imminent.

  • On my way home yesterday from a friend’s, taking a back under used road- I saw two Ravens on the ground. I marveled at their glistening black beauty, but became completely mesmired when they took flight, in and out of the trees before landing. I stopped to get a photo, then they flew off- further up the road another seemed to almost glide/guide me forth then it too landed in a tree, but I could not detect where it landed- I just smiled and was thankful for the occurrence. (I knew after seeing the third one- I was meant to see them and there was more to just encountering the Ravens…I take very seriously when anything causes a heightened awareness in my senses.)
    Last night I dreamed that I had parked a black Mustang car in a parking lot- when I came out from the shop, it was gone…in the dream it had been stolen. I wept and wept, I would not be able to replace this car. Later in my dream, I was looking over some kind of manuscript, when my late son came up behind me and I felt so at ease- as I turned around to see even though I felt it was him, he simply kind of lifted off and up and morphed into a Raven. Upon awakening, I’m still a bit overcome by this dream. (My son’s car was a red Mustang that I gave to his little brother after my son Beau’s tragic passing, years ago.) I weep a bit when I think of this dream, but not in a sad way. Do you feel that this was my son letting me know he is well, and onto greater purposes or perhaps I’m just wishful thinking. I can’t help but wonder, thank you.

  • A healer just told me that the crow is my major animal influence at this time of my life. But in reading the raven’s qualities, I identify more with him, particularly his loner happy to be by himself mentality. From what I’ve been reading, crows are much more social. I’m not completely anti-social, but very selective. Anyway, I’m deciding what type of pendant I should get. Crow or raven?
    Maybe both. I guess I just answered my question. Any comments? Thank you. Peace & blessings.

    • Hello Gil: Trust your own instincts as to your animal influences. Crows and Ravens can be very difficult to distinguish between each other physically – it is their mannerisms and social behaviors that separate them.

  • I will preface the dream by saying that I live near the mountains and have a pair of ravens as neighbor. In the Winter time, I leave food out for them to eat whenever they come over. They land on the roof and start talking. This past Spring, Three raven chicks made their way to my roof, one at a time over a period of a few days. I fed them every day, several times a day, as they were hungry. This lasted for a few weeks until they left. They come back from time to time, and will likely leave the territory Fall to find a territory of their own. Then, the parents will let me know they want a treat when Winter comes. I’ve been giving treats to the parents for a good 15 years. Sometimes, they will do loop or barrels high above my head, accompanied by Raven talks.

    Anyways, a few days ago, I dreamt that I was walking on a gravel road in the woods. I looked up and saw 3 ravens. They flew above me for a while and drifted out of sight. At that moment, a bigger/longer raven appeared, but it was bright blue in color. I admired it for a while as it plumage was so beautiful and different. Somehow, it was time to go. I looked down and noticed that I was now sitting on a bicycle. I was lucid at this point, as I often become lucid in my dreams. I was a bit taken aback, but started pedaling. The blue raven was following me up in the sky, and I looked up at it and where I was going. Then, I woke up. I thought it was a great dream. Thank you for your website.

    • I have also dreamt of a large blue iridescent raven. It was sitting in an apple tree in my mothers yard. I looked into its eyes and was drawn in, to huge black pupil that seemed to hold the universe inside. It flew off into the sky and morphed into a dragonfly.

  • For almost six months I’ve had the same dream plaguing me.

    It begins the same way every time: I’m flying, if one could call it that, I think it more of gliding, through the sky. It’s the breaking of dawn when I land on the near by bank of a barely moving river and I look into the water and I see myself, but not myself-self, but an almost bastardized version of myself. If I had to explain it I would say it looked like a harpy: my body is nude, but covered in feathers and my hands are talon-like, while under my arms are almost gaudy wings going from my wrist until my underarm.
    In the dream I pause, every time, and begin to cry until a sound across the river pulls my from my horrified reverie. When my eyes finally raise from my reflection to the other side, I see an abnormally large raven staring back at me. (Mind that the river is several meters across, if I had to guess.) We stare at each other fore several moments, before it calls out to me. I try to reply, but my voice won’t work, it feels as if my face is slowly pealing away and I can almost feel the bile rising from my gut, burning my throat. My talon-like hand raises to my face to try to find the explanation for the unpleasant feeling, but all I find is soft skin beneath my appendage.
    I seem to have no control of my emotions as they turn from bewilderment to almost anger: I don’t know what is going on and I hate not having control of a situation, my temper rises with ever breath I take. From my spot on the river bank I can see the dark bird preen and almost seem smug at my anger, this, of course, only makes the anger worse. I stand from where I was crouching and take a step into the water of the river.

    And then I always wake up.
    The dream is quite frankly freaking me out, as I’ve said before, I’ve had this one every time I sleep for nearly six months. I’ve tried to do my own research into it, but I’ve never been a particularly spiritual person, so I’ve had trouble understanding the majority of it.
    I hope you can help me!

    (Also, sorry if my grammar/spelling is off, English isn’t my first language. c: Thank you!)

    • Hi Maria: There is a lot of symbology in this dream – however your emotions are real. I believe that on an emotional level you are very unhappy with who you have become – or who you believe you have become in real life. In order to release yourself from this dream you will have to go deep inside yourself and discover those parts of yourself that you feel are unsatisfactory and require help or healing. The Raven is there to help you with your transformation. He is the shape shifter and knows that you can become whoever you choose to be – simply by loving each and every part of yourself. Look into your hidden emotions.

  • My daughter was scared by this dream about an hour ago (5am): she was sitting on the toilet in a stall and I was outside. A raven flew in and handed her the toilet paper (!), but it wouldn’t go away. In the dream I said to her “Be careful, they suck blood.” Then she woke up and called for me.

    My daughter’s first day of college is today. She is nervous. She has dyslexia and there are certain challenges regarding getting around as she gets disorientated. However, she is well prepared. She has worked hard for this opportunity.

    Is the dream a good sign? Thank you for your answer.

    • Hi Sophia: The dream is simply a reflection of her fears about not being able to set proper boundaries with others. She knows that she occasionally allows others to use her and wants to make sure that this does not happen in college. Tell her to stay focused on her dreams. This will help to fade all her fears.

  • My mother passed away 3 days ago, and today two large ravens sat on a tree branch in mine and mothers favorite tree..What if anything does this signify?
    As a young girl, I remember my mother always rescuing injured black birds that she nurtured back to health then set them free, however I rarely see Ravens now so I’m curious if this is just a coincidence or does it mean something

    • Hi Joanne: The Ravens have come to let you know that something special is about to happen. Trust your instincts and follow through.

      • As Raven is the messenger between the living and the dead, I would say they are bringing you a message from your mother. The third day after death is significant in Tibetan Buddhism–I believe it is the day that the “spirit/soul” fully leaves the body behind.

  • I have been surrounded by crows/ravens most of my life. Never thought that it meant anything. Then a little while back, took a test to see what my totem animal was and it said the raven/crow. Still (because I must be completely blind to all signs) I didn’t clue in. Then one day I was starting to wonder about it and read up on it. Like most people, I thought this meant something bad (death). As I had many crows visit me in the recent months, and considering learning of my aunt’s recent discovery of lung cancer around the same time, I got scared. One day I was sitting quietly in my living room, and a few crows flew by the window several times. I got up to go see, and there is a tiny roof ledge outside my window. This huge raven was just standing there quietly. I looked at it, it looked back at me, cocked its head sideways a few times and slowly walked away around the corner. I did not feel fear. I felt calmness. I read somewhere that the crow signifies “you help dying people transition between the two worlds”. Is this true? And is this why I have been present when 3 of my family members passed and took their last breath? It says here that it also means change and transition. I haven’t worked since February…but have been offered a position and waiting for clearance. I wonder if this means it’s coming. Too many things going on at the same time and confusing me as to what the message is!

    • Hi Josie: When crows show up in the way that you describe it usually means that what you have been trying to manifest in your life has come to fruition. The Raven is letting you know that you have the ability to change your reality simply by changing the way you think about it.
      Because both of these birds are also closely related to you by being your totem animals I would say that you have the ability to live an absolutely synchronistic life. This means that if you think you will meet someone, or need to see an opportunity, or even discover a truth – you will manifest this almost instantly and the answers will appear.

  • 😕 Woke up feeling weird I dream I was at my old grandma house full of crows was there they than start flying all around attacking me but not touching till I grab a blanket and made them disappear and catch some of them than woke up ,I’m now feeling different today 😈

    • Hi Jean: Crows are all about the Law of attraction. I would say that you have made a huge shift in your own personal growth and the Crows are letting you know this.

  • I dreamt that it was night time, I looked up to see 3 huge ravens. An out of proportion size wingspan flying above.
    One flew down to me, I was lying in a puddle in the street, it became normal in it’s size and it huddled into me as if it was afraid. I pulled it into me telling it that it was ok while it looked so sad and lost.
    What does this mean ?

    • Hi Lisa: First of all the number three is a symbol of help arriving – and in your case ‘in a big way”. The water although not a large amount is a symbol of your emotions and the fact that you were lying in it reflects that you are holding onto something emotionally that you need to let go of. The Ravens’ sad and lost expression are symbolic of the same. The overall message would be to allow yourself to feel your emotions, they may surprise you with what comes up.

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